Sexual and reproductive health service insurance and cost

Learn who is eligible for free to low-cost care at sexual and reproductive health care clinics funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH).


You do not need to be a Massachusetts resident to receive services at a DPH-funded clinic. Everyone is welcome, and services are available on a sliding fee scale. Most services are low-cost or free.

If you are a Massachusetts resident and you are uninsured, you may be eligible for an additional discount. You may be eligible to get free to low-cost sexual and reproductive health care if: 

  • You are uninsured and meet income eligibility. 
    • The income eligibility to receive free to low-cost services your income must be less than 300% of the federal poverty level (FPL). The FPL is used to determine financial eligibility and is based on how much income you earn and the size of your family. It changes annually. To see the current Income Standards and Federal Poverty Guidelines, visit Federal Poverty Level (FPL) |
  • You need confidential care, whether you have insurance or not.
    • Sometimes, you have insurance, but you're on someone else's plan and can't let them know that you won't see the doctor. Sometimes you don't have insurance, but you still need to go see the doctor. Either way, you may be able to get care for free or low-cost. 
  • You are a MassHealth member. 
    • MassHealth covers comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare services, including family planning, all methods of contraception, STI testing, treatment and counseling, pregnancy options and counseling, and medication and surgical abortion. It is easy to get these services and it is free. MassHealth and MassHealth health plans do not charge co-pays or deductibles for any of these services.
    • You can call the customer service number on your MassHealth or health plan card, and a customer service representative will help you find a provider of reproductive healthcare services, including abortion. For more information about MassHealth, visit Information for MassHealth Applicants | 

If you have specific questions about costs, contact your health center. 

Additional resources

  • Health Safety Net (HSN)
    The HSN pays for sexual and reproductive healthcare services at hospitals and community health centers. You can call the Health Safety Net toll-free number at (877) 910-2100 if you have questions about available services or provider locations.   
  • Health Care For All 
    This helpline provides health care education and client advocacy for residents in MA and can help you find the health insurance plan or free care program that best meets your needs. For more information, call (800) 272-4232 (Spanish and Portuguese available). 
  • Health Connector 
    This interactive guide helps MA residents learn how to choose a low-cost health insurance plan that meets their needs. For more information, call 877 MA-ENROLL (877) 623-6765 (Spanish available).
  • A Young Adult's Guide to Health Insurance 
    This health insurance guide helps young adults (ages 18-26) learn how to choose a health insurance plan that meets their needs.

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